Jon Sandys

7th May 2003

Edtv (1999)

Trivia: Pointless mention, but took me by surprise. About half way through the film, a guy called Shane tries to get Ed to listen to his band's tape. He's played by Christian Kane, who went on to play Lindsay in "Angel". Yeah, minor point, but I'm an Angel fan, so it was interesting to me.

Add time

Jon Sandys Premium member

7th May 2003

X-Men 2 (2003)

Trivia: When the soldiers first enter the mansion, and the little kid who doesn't sleep goes to investigate - listen to the commentary on the nature documentary he's watching - it fits with events quite nicely for a while, along the lines of "With the mother away, the children are left defenseless..." It goes a bit awry once it starts with "the centipede is deadly", but you get the idea.

00:32:25

Jon Sandys Premium member

7th May 2003

X-Men 2 (2003)

Trivia: May be obvious to some people, but I missed it the first time around. Towards the end, when Jean Gray's outside, Nightcrawler says that she's stopping him going out there. When he tries to teleport, you can briefly see the smoke appear round him then disappear as he gets blocked.

Add time

Jon Sandys Premium member

Continuity mistake: Riggs sees the mugging, and rushes over to intervene. He leaps in, knocks the "mugger" to the ground, and has enough time to comment on the rubber gun before the director shouts "cut." - about 10 seconds. Was the director asleep?

00:22:00

Jon Sandys Premium member

3rd May 2003

Batman Forever (1995)

Continuity mistake: When Batman jumps up into the Riddler's lair, he's gone up the outside of the shaft - we see a shot from his point of view right up to the point of entry, and he's right at the edge. But when he jumps back into the shaft, despite not having moved, he's suddenly right in the middle of it.

Add time

Jon Sandys Premium member

2nd May 2003

Die Hard (1988)

Continuity mistake: When he's climbing down the vents, the strap unties, and Bruce Willis falls. He misses the vent he was reaching for, and falls past the next one, so we assume he catches the third one down. However, after he flicks off his lighter, the camera pans up from the lit vent to Karl, and we can see that he somehow grabbed and climbed into the vent he definitely fell right past in the shot from above.

00:48:30

Jon Sandys Premium member

1st May 2003

X-Men 2 (2003)

Trivia: Watch the 20th Century Fox logo closely at the start - the X stays illuminated for a short time after the main logo fades out.

Add time

Jon Sandys Premium member

27th Apr 2003

Friends (1994)

The One With Rachel's New Dress - S4-E18

Continuity mistake: In the one with Rachel's new dress, she's in her underwear on the sofa when Joshua comes in. In wide shots focusing on Joshua she's quite laid back, but in close shots of her she's sitting more upright. Worse than that, her legs are crossed, but uncross in the shot of his parents coming in, only to re-cross in the next shot when she gasps.

00:14:35

Jon Sandys Premium member

5th Apr 2003

Friends (1994)

The One With The Ballroom Dancing - S4-E4

Other mistake: Right at the end of the episode, Phoebe's got a job interview. We see the outside of a massage parlour, but the name on the awning has been superimposed - it moves about a bit while the shot itself is still.

00:20:45

Jon Sandys Premium member

Continuity mistake: DMX uses his Porsche to slide a dumpster into the vehicle following him, staying in contact right up to the impact, so by rights the back of his car ought to be wrecked, but in all the scenes afterwards when we see his Porsche, it doesn't have a scratch on it.

00:31:30

Jon Sandys Premium member

Trivia: In the trailers (on the radio in the UK, anyway), there's a bit with Hugh Grant saying something like "This is no job for a grown up - drinking without being responsible...actually, it doesn't sound that bad". This was never in the finished film.

Add time

Jon Sandys Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Cameron Diaz points the gun at Ewan McGregor in the bank, in some shots it's pressed against his forehead, and in others it's a few inches away.

Add time

Jon Sandys Premium member

Trivia: Random point. The hiker who stops Ewan McGregor during his escape is Timothy Olyphant, in only his second film role. You may not know the name, but he went on to play the killer in Scream 2, a drug dealer in Go, and a detective in Gone in 60 Seconds. Well, I was surprised.

Add time

Jon Sandys Premium member

23rd Mar 2003

Equilibrium (2002)

Trivia: The library proprietor is listed in the credits as "Brian Connelly", but his name's actually "Brian Conley" - he's a comic/TV presenter in the UK. No reason why he can't be playing a straight role, but it was a bit of a surprise when he suddenly popped up!

01:06:15 - 01:42:20

Jon Sandys Premium member

23rd Mar 2003

Equilibrium (2002)

Equilibrium mistake picture

Continuity mistake: The book Sean Bean takes is quite narrow when it's in his pocket, but when we see him reading it later (definitely meant to be the same book), it's about 50% thicker. It was also originally a hardback, but when he's reading it he's bending the cover like a paperback. After he drops it, it becomes a hardback again.

00:07:50 - 00:15:55

Jon Sandys Premium member

23rd Mar 2003

Equilibrium (2002)

Continuity mistake: After the final battle, Christian Bale has blood on his collar, dribbling down it in three or four places. In a few close-up shots though, the collar only has a very small amount of blood, right on the edge.

01:38:30

Jon Sandys Premium member

23rd Mar 2003

Casino Royale (1967)

Continuity mistake: When the bed with Peter Sellers on it starts lowering, from one angle the bed's dropped below the level of the ground around it, but then in a closer shot of Peter Sellers, we can see behind him that it's not moved. The next, wider, shot shows that we should have seen the hole's walls behind him.

00:49:50

Jon Sandys Premium member

19th Mar 2003

Friends (1994)

The One With the Sharks - S9-E4

Continuity mistake: In "The One with the Sharks", Phoebe talks to Joey about how he's never been in a long term relationship. He has been, though - Angela Delveccio, who he went out with for three years.

00:21:40

Jon Sandys Premium member

14th Mar 2003

Hannibal (2001)

Trivia: Not a mistake, but something I just noticed on about the 5th viewing. In the very creepy 'I've given very serious thought...to eating your wife' bit, during the ominous pause in the middle a fly crawls down the back/side of Anthony Hopkins' head, then flies around a bit. Can't be helped, and barely noticable, but it does wreck the mood a bit.

01:14:59

Jon Sandys Premium member

14th Mar 2003

Hannibal (2001)

Continuity mistake: When Inspector Pazzi introduces 'Dr. Fell' to his wife, in a wider shot she has her hand on her husband's shoulder, just sliding off as the shot cuts. In the closer shot we cut to, however, her hand's back on his shoulder.

01:04:53

Jon Sandys Premium member

Join the mailing list

Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.